In Line Lunge – Performing and Scoring the FMS

In our next video in our series on performing and scoring the functional movement screen, we have the In Line Lunge. It surprising that we so so many people who do lunges all of the time do so poorly on this screen. Learn how to perform and score the In Line Lunge by watching the video below.

I think it’s really important to note that inability to get into the starting position is a 1 on the FMS so if the client cannot get the feet straight on the board they are automatically a 1 on the In Line Lunge. Also, if someone is struggling to balance on the board, just mark the 1 and move on.

If someone scores a 1 on the In Line Lunge, we make sure they aren’t doing any lunging variations and start by addressing mobility and then work on stability in the 1/2 kneeling position, and then assisted patterning.  We will have much more on this in our upcoming series called “Red to Green” where we show you how we clear 1’s on the FMS.

Make sure to check out our next post where we take you through the last movement that you would correct, the Overhead Deep Squat.